Originally, the definition was Niger, which is the German word for black was used in the early in the 1700's.
As slavery arose, the word, the word niger, became nigger and meaning black slave. It became deragatory, as in "Is that your nigger?" meaning property, rather than a person.
After, slavery was abolished, the word, nigger was still used by ignorant white people, who wanted to maintain the idea that whites were superior to blacks.
The word Negro or colored person was adopted instead, by the NAACP. Negro was considered acceptable, yet over time, it too became deragatory due to a lack of respect for the black community.
In the 1960's, Afro-Americans was adopted by the black community, but yet again they were still unable to get the full respect due to their own people's lack of ability to adapt to a civilized society.
For the most part lower class communities continue to perpetuate the idea that being a "nigger" means that you are also lazy, unmotivated, violent, and stupid.
Finally, today this term, "nigger" no longer applies strictly to black people who are now intelligent, educated, accomplished and law abiding citizens.
It now only reflects people regardless of skin color who continue to be lazy, unmotivated, violent, stupid or who maintain a welfare mentality.
When used between each other as in "What's up, nigger?" It is usually only used by those who remain ignorant and do not understand they are perpetuate a negative stereotype.
Seeing someone littering, "What a nigger!"
Seeing a lazy person, "She's such a nigger!"
Seeing someone trying to scam the welfare or other government agency, "That is so nigger!"
A fully grown niglet
Theres one of them niggers
A word that everyone else is afraid to define except in utter seriousness, for fear of being branded a rascist, in total ignorance of the colloquial usage of the word, its characterization in popular culture, and the populations of people it is used most by.
You shouldn't ever say the n-word, you rascist cracker asshole.
a term that is racist, as long as the speaker of it is not black. Forbidden on most all of television and other forms of public entertainment, at times referenced to as the "n-word". However, "cracker", a term racist against whites, is a completely acceptable term used in any context of any national broadcast...hmm...
White man: I would like to know why "cracker" and, ahem, "nigger" are not equally forbidden *white man is put on trial for racist slander*
nigga, niggah etc. al.(noun)1.describes an ignorant, uneducated, foolish individual regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
2. endearing term between two or more individual to describe a friendship or bond.
1.Shut up, you nigger
2. Chris, you my nigga.
Slang description for slaves who were brought mostly from West Africa by the Dutch, English, and Portuguese from what was then a huge "Nigerian Basin" which makes up part of the countries of Nigeria and Niger today.
Load the Nigger's on the ship, time for an auction in Kingston.
Used as a disparaging term for a member of any dark-skinned people.
look at that nigger stealin shit and selling drugs!!!
nigger is to black person as redneck is to white person
"I don't like niggers."